A chapter of a longer memoir, "Letters from Home: Adventures with Mad Mother, Lemonade Man and the Kid," this book looks at the funny and challenging things that can happen to a newspaper publisher or editor on the way to a deadline, in a voice one reader calls a cross between Garrison Keillor and Erma Bombeck.
Kate’s future becomes one puzzle after another when a mystery caller claims the portrait of Grandmother Petra belongs on their family tree. While Kate hunts for clues to locate the portrait, she struggles with family challenges, and yet another cry for help to unearth the stench at Glenwood cemetery.
With a cop as backup, and Luanne at her side, Kate becomes a target not once, but twice!
Plumber Stephen Smith’s life had become tedious. He had slipped into an ever-decreasing spiral of work and beer. He was rapidly getting old before his time.
But an unexpected telephone call changed everything.
Now Steve Smith could do what he really wanted to do. He could write a story, slag off his old cricketing mates and get paid for the privilege. Stephen Smith was a very happy man indeed.
Lynne Baggett was not a successful film star. The highlight of her career was a 1948 marriage to Hollywood producer Sam Spiegel. She played mostly uncredited parts in movies. Baggett experienced a spiral of despair which led to suicide in 1960. Like Marilyn Monroe pills were found close to her bedside. Unique to Lynne was her progressive disintegration after a car accident that killed a young man.
Joi Lansing died an untimely death in 1972. She was a multi-talented performer signed by MGM in the 1940s. Her curvy figure and facial beauty proved to be hindrances. They restricted her to playing "dumb blondes". Despite the stereotypes she was in steady demand as a singer, nightclub performer, as well as a stage, TV, and movie actress. My E-book focuses on her immense versatility and creativity.
My eBook is about an early 20th century Major League Baseball pitcher who faded into obscurity after winning 23 and 18 games in the 1911 and 1912 seasons. Harmon played for the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates organizations. After his baseball career ended in 1918, he settled in Ouachita Parish, near Monroe, Louisiana. He became a successful dairy farmer and remained close to sports.
"Tom's Two Cents" was an award winning humor column by Tom M. Paolangeli that ran in the Ithaca Times for many years. This is a collection of some of his best and favorite columns. It includes some longer versions as well as some never before published pieces.